Watch out, there’s a charity box thief about

ROBBED: Claire McCann (right) with her mother in her Albox shop.

A BRITISH woman in Albox has warned other business owners to be on guard after a woman stole a charity box from her shop.

Claire McCann filed a police report about the robbery which took place at Total Entertainment, on Thursday May 26.

McCann said that a short, dark-haired woman with gold teeth came in and asked to buy a coffee for cheaper than the normal price.

She said that she noticed that the woman was touching the scarf on her neck, and that she took it off, laying it on the counter.

 When the woman left the shop, McCann realised that the Age Concern charity box had gone

The APSA and British Legion charity tins were not stolen because they are secured with locked chains.

She said that she thinks between €50 and €60 were stolen. She said she had put the proceeds of a raffle into the box a couple of days earlier.

After the robbery, a clothes swap event at Total Entertainment raised €30 and all the money was put into their new, securer, Age Concern box.

McCann, who has been living in Albox for about five years, said it was such a shame, and a shock too.

She said she cannot understand how the woman stole the money from “right under her nose”.

The police told McCann that they had received similar reports from other businesses about the thief.

She appeals to EWN readers to put whatever they can in Total Entertainment’s new Age Concern tin, to help make up for the money stolen.

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By Susan Leach

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